Margaret “Margie” Krauser Doolin, age 68, of Pinehurst, passed away on Friday, March 6, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Cox Memorial Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home.
Margie was born on February 5, 1952 in Abington, Pennsylvania to the late Margaret Carpenter Church Krauser and Samuel M. Krauser. She attended Abington schools for grades 1-10, and then moved to Hatboro, PA to complete her secondary education at Hatboro-Horsham High School. She earned credits from several different colleges before attending West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1975. Following her graduation she began a long and successful career in the field of Computer Software. She was married twice: (Platt and Doolin). She remained in the Philadelphia and upstate Pennsylvania areas until moving to Pinehurst, NC in 2011.
While living and working in Pennsylvania she was fortunate to be able to travel worldwide for both business and pleasure. One such trip to Iceland found her volunteering on an organic farm at theNational Health Center doing the somewhat unexpected task of planting onions. She had many memorable and wonderful experiences and as a solo woman traveler for many of her excursions she was unafraid of “getting lost”, because to her, “getting lost” simply offered the opportunity of “being found”. To quote Margie, “Being lost was more of an adventure than something to worry about”. She considered the fact that during all her travels she set foot on 4 out of 5 continents, missing only Antarctica. When pressed to decide which trip was the most memorable, she could not decide and certainly did not want to offend any friends that she made along the way.
In 2011 Margie moved to Pinehurst, NC. There were some lifelong friends in the area, so she took a leap of faith and moved to sunny North Carolina. Soon after her arrival she became involved in an organization named “Newcomers of Pinehurst”. This very active, welcoming group introduced Margie to opportunities for her to volunteer her time and talents and also introduced her to friends that she would be close to for the rest of her life. She was dedicated to twowalking groupsfor many years and welcomed lots of new folks to Pinehurst through those groups. Through one walking group she became friends with a few women who she played Rummikub with every Wednesday. Margie became very dedicated to this small band of women who really did so much more than play the game….they became family to Margie and each other. The game became a sideshow of sorts and some even referred to the group as “therapy”.
Margie also volunteered, helping people to read, at the “Moore County Literacy Council” and spent many fun days learning and enjoying tai chi.To her, Pinehurst was a beautiful place and a great place to live and make friends. Margie loved to be outdoors too. She loved flowers and had many beautiful small and large bouquets surrounding her during her last months. She loved birds, plants, and nature in general, including natural health remedies for many daily ailments. She was a fiercely independent woman and considered herself to be “a citizen of planet earth”.
When she found out that her breast cancer had metastasized and her days were numbered, she accepted her plight with courage, dignity, love and even a strong sense of destiny. Even though she was confined to a bed for months before her demise, she almost always greeted visitors with a smile. She will be sadly missed by her remaining relatives and friends.
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